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let's go out there and sock it to them. thank you very much. >> it's decision day in the united states. midterm voters decide if republicans will gain control of the senate for the final two years of president obama's term. the soda tax, voters will be the first approve a tax on sugary drinks. ♪ and pulling the plug. taylor swift's album popular online service has stopped streaming her music. this is the "cbs morning news" streaming her music. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, november 4th, 2014. captioning funded by cbs good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. americans go to the polls today in what is possibly the most
costly midterm election ever. a large number of races for the house and various governorships are too close to call but the big ties are for the senate. with 36 seats at stake. republicans need six seats to take control of the senate. our background tracker finds out if republicans have a better chance of taking control. susan mcginnis is in washington. good morning. >> anne-marie, good morning. if republicans gain those six seats or greater in the senate as they are expected to, the gop will control the house and the senate for the first time since 2005. now, that prospect has democrats doing all they can to get voters out to try to save their majority. voters take to the polls today in an election that will determine which party controls the senate. turn outin midterm elections is notoriously low, but some polling stations have prepared for large numbers. >> this is not -- fighting for
voters there's so many incentives. >> reporter: republican kentucky senator mitch mcconnell is in a heated battle. >> this is a chance to save this country. i'm counting on you. let's sock it to them, thank you very much. >> reporter: mcconnell is in the majority if republicans can pick up six seats today. but first, he has to beat republican alison lundergan grimes. among nine battleground seats in the nat, seven are held by democrats. while the cbs battleground tracker points to a republican win, the white house remains hopeful that its get out to vote effort will help democrats. >> i do think democrats will take the majority. >> reporter: the republicans that take the seats will help to
control president obama's final two years. now, it is possible with so many races too close to call and two of them potentially headed to runoffs, louisiana and georgia, we could be back here tomorrow morning, anne-marie, and still not know who controls the senate. >> yeah, it certainly could be a late night. susan mcginnis in washington, thank you. democrats are working hard to try and gain control at the state level. there are gubernatorial elections in 36 states. president obama has stayed away from competitive senate races but he has been campaigning for democratic gubernatorial candidates. in three states and the district of columbia, voters will cast ballots on whether to allow recreational use of marijuana. voters in the central part of the country can expect wet weather when they go to the polls today. a cold front moving across the southern plains, texas and into the lower mississippi valley, causing pockets of heavy rain, up to three inches in some
areas. federal investigators say debris from the virgin galactic spaceship that exploded saturday was found 35 miles from the launch site. a braking system earlier than expected, the pilot parachuted to safety but has not been interviewed yet. the co-pilot was killed. two korean automakers hyundai and kia are facing a fine of $300 million. they'll paid $100 million in fines and forfeit $200 million in greenhouse and emissions. >> any company risks harming human health or the environment even by causing pollution, as happened in this case by claiming greenhouse gas emission
credits that they did not earn. >> both companies blamed procedural errors. the white house said a no-fly zone imposed over ferguson, missouri, should not have restricted news helicopters following the shooting of michael brown. audio seemed to suggest that they keep the media away put the st. louis police chief said it was the faa that contacted police first. and that his department was concerned about safety. and never requested that only the media be kept away. >> there were a lot of shots being fired in the corridors. some of them were being fired at the ground. some of those likely went in the air. some of them were aimed fire. >> round browns's shooting prom weeks of protests. meeting with president obama at the white house to update him on the ebola virus.
meanwhile, kaci hickox, the nurse, who was briefly quarantined. reached a settlement with maine. she showed no symptoms and a judge ruled in her favor. the settlement allows her to travel freely in public, but she has to monitor her health. president obama signed a disaster declaration for the lava flow threatening homes on the hawaii's big island. lava flow from the kilauea volcano is moving slowly towards one small town. it's about 100 yards from one house and threatens about 50 others. the disaster declaration allows for federal emergency help with repairs and rebuilding of roads. minnesota vikings running back adrian peterson to reportedly reach a deal in his child abuse case. peterson is charged with injury to a child or using a wooden switch to discipline his 4-year-old son earlier this year. peterson face up to two years in prison if convicted. coming up on the "morning
news," monumental controversy, why a memorial to apple's co-founder steve jobs was taken down in russia. and in "moneywatch," taylor swift's breakup. this time with the streaming service. this is the "cbs morning news." . i'm phil mickelson, pro golfer. enbrel helps relieve pain and stop joint damage. i've been on the course and on the road. enbrel may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal events including infections, tuberculosis, lymphoma, other cancers, nervous system and blood disorders, and allergic reactions have occurred. before starting enbrel, your doctor should test you for tuberculosis and discuss whether you've been to a region where certain fungal infections are common. you should not start enbrel if you have an infection like the flu. tell your doctor if you're prone to infections, have cuts or sores, have had hepatitis b, have been treated for heart failure, or if you have symptoms such as persistent fever, bruising, bleeding, or paleness. enbrel helped relieve my joint pain.
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and taken to the hospital. there was no fire or significant fuel leak. and the cause of the crash is still under investigation. a statue honoring apple's co-founder steve jobs has been taken down in russia. the monument which was in the face of a six-foot iphone was removed after current ceo tim cook announced he was gay. >> on the "cbs moneywatch," honeywell's health screening under fire. and major retailers open extra hours for holiday shoppers. jill wagner at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, anne-marie. employees of honeywell are subject to penalties from the company if they refuse to take medical tests. a federal judge denied a request from the equal employment opportunity commission to block the program. honeywell's new health screening program requires workers and their spouses to have wellness
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today is the 35th anniversary of the start of the iran hostage crisis. in 1979, iranians invaded the u.s. embassy in tehran and kidnapped a group of americans. alphonso van marsh reports on relations between the u.s. and iran then and now. >> reporter: militants seized the u.s. embassy in tehran in 1979 as payback for america's support of the former shaw of iran. they took 52 americans hostage and held them in captivity. reporting on the u.s.-led on iran that followed. she hopes with errani it will repair relations with the u.s.
>> errani has realized and sections of the establishment has realized this cannot continue. >> reporter: government conservatives in power since the hostage crisis say the west cannot be trusted because it is demanding an end to iran's nuclear development program. >> the core of the policy of the united states towards iran is that nuclear question. >> reporter: the anti-american sentiment that led to the hostage crisis can still be seen on the streets of tehran. every year, hard-liners return to the former u.s. embassy ground and yell "death to america." alphonso van marsh, cbs news, london. one of npr's" car talk" tom magliozzi has died. >> you need a car! >> they had a loyal following since the show was nationally
two cities in northern california are trying to pass the first taxes on sugary beverages in the u.s. san francisco and berkeley have similar tax measures on today's ballot. but danielle nottingham reports the soda industry is not giving up without a fight. >> reporter: if a soda chance has a chance of passing
anywhere, it's here in berkeley. >> berkeley is probably the most progressive city in america. >> reporter: former labor secretary robert wise is supporting a tax on sugary drinks called measure "d." >> diabetes comes from sugary soft drinks and obesity say huge public health crisis. it's costing our nation a gigantic amount of money. >> reporter: medical costs for treat og piecety have soared to $190 billion a year, according to a recent study. but attempts to tax sugary drinks have failed in more than 30 jurisdictions across the country. the no on "d" campaign wants it to fail here, too. you think it's confusing? >> absolutely confusing. >> reporter: roger salazar says the law is filled with loopholes but will raise grocery prices. beverage companies have
responded big, pouring $2.3 million into their campaign of sending their opponents 7 to 1. >> we don't feel, you know, at the end of the day, the voters will stand for it. >> reporter: tax opponents believe there will be a similar measure in san francisco but things could be different in berkeley, the first city to ban styrofoam. the measure only needs a simple majority to become law which could make this city the turning point in the battle over sugary drinks. danielle nottingham, cbs news, berkeley, california. in sports, paint manning, tom brady and ben roethlisberger have all grabbed headlines for quarterback play this season but one player is outdoing them all. indianapolis quarterback andrew luck now leads the nfl in passing yards and touchdown passes. of last night he throws four tds in the blowout to the giants. the colts improve their record to 6-3. coming up after your local
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celebrities packed the funeral for fashion designer oscar de la renta. stars of the entertainment and fashion world attended the private service for de la renta in new york city yesterday. during his five-decade career he dressed stars and american first ladies. de la renta died in october at the age of 82. more and more young athletes are suffering so-called overuse injuries. they happen most often to kids who specialize in a single sport at a very young age. the consequences can be devastating. sharyn alfonsi takes a look. >> reporter: pediatric surgeon is coming in for his operation for the children's clinic in
california. >> three? >> is this a typical day? >> it's a saturday for me. >> reporter: all three operations are on young soccer players with torn anterior cruciate ligaments. a 12-year-old boy, an 18-year-old girl and 16-year-old mikaela behringer. today will be her second time in dr. pandia's operating room. a little more than a year ago he repaired the ligament in her right knee after it gave away after he ran down a hill. she barely played at full speed until hit in a game and tore her left acl. >> do you want to get back out there? >> yeah. >> what's your gut feeling right now as this is about to be your second acl surgery?
>> that i should -- >> how did that affect you? >> i'm real passionate about it. >> reporter: mikaela is just one of thousands of female soccer players in america who suffered a torn knee ligament this year. >> you see the soccer players with multiple acl injuries, just part of the sport by the time these kids are 12 or 13, they've had multiple acl injuries. it's the norm now. >> it is crazy when the 12 year olds know what an acl is. i didn't know what an acl was. and i certainly didn't know anybody had surgery. but this is the new norm? >> it's almost like it's a surprise. >> you can see sharyn alfonsi's full report on "60 minutes show division of cbs. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," a look ahead to election day.
ryan costello went into politics. in 2001, doctor manan trivedi joined the marines. trivedi served as a battlefield surgeon in iraq. costello served himself by voting to raise his own pay. and while trivedi cared for patients in pennsylvania, costello gave millions in government contracts to his campaign contributors -even as he cut funding for child abuse prevention. in congress, only trivedi will do what's right for you. i'm manan trivedi, and i approve this message.